Alex Wolff has joined the star-studded cast of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming feature ‘Oppenheimer.’
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer’, the film is said to be focused on the development of the atomic bomb and would see Emily Blunt reunite with her A Quiet Place II co-star Cillian Murphy.
Wolff joins Florence Pugh, Rami Malek Benny Safdie, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon – whose roles are undisclosed – Cillian Murphy who takes on the title role of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Blunt is expected to play his wife the American physicist who was pivotal in the Manhattan Project. Josh Hartnett, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich, David Krumholtz and David Dastmalchian are also onboard
The pic would be Nolan’s first in nearly two decades that hasn’t been made with Warner Bros. Universal Pictures won a bidding war against many of the other big studios to make this part of their slate. Nolan’s relationship with Warner Bros took a turn for the worse with the release of ‘Tenet’ and Warner’s decision to release its entire 2021 film slate simultaneously on HBO Max and in theatres.
‘Oppenheimer’ is scheduled to release in theatres on July 21, 2023, with Production due to commence in early 2022.